Principal Update

8/21/20

Dear Beaumont Community

Dear Beaumont Community


We are almost there! Next week teachers will have some additional Professional Development as we prepare for students. Digital Learning will begin on September 2nd. You should have received details from the district about the first two weeks of school. If you have not received it, I have included the message below.


Individual schedules for students are currently being finalized and will be released towards the end of next week. Our administration team understands families and students may want to make requests to change their schedule. At this time, we are not able to make teacher or class period-specific changes to students' schedules (unless there is a scheduling error). If you have schedule specific questions, please know you are welcome to connect with our Assistant Principal, Ms.Davis and she will work with you to problem-solve around your issue.


Beaumont Administration and staff have been eagerly planning and training for our new normal for weeks now. Every PPS Staff will be using a book to support online learning entitled, The Distance Learning Playbook. A parent version will be available soon. To get more information about this parent resource, you can follow this link https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/the-distance-learning-playbook-for-parents/book276593?priorityCode=FFSE207B8&utm_medium=email&utm_content=FFSE207B8&utm_campaign=not+tracked&utm_term=&em=ec865bef45d4db3ea941c0cf40a2dc81fb2bd3734dd302fd0de8ecb066e7b489&utm_source=adestr


Library Books and Textbooks

Ms. McMillian and Ms. Mittlestadt are planning for a textbook and library book dispersal. They are working to present the community with a seamless process that will allow students to collect new materials as well as return items that need to be returned. More information to come.


Other News

Our Beaumont family is growing. Chris Bach, our instructional coach, and his family have welcomed a baby boy, Finn William Bach. Mr. Bach will be on leave as we begin the year. Ms.Paula Inman and Ms. Kaitlin Good will start the year with us and will take leave when their bundles of joy arrive. While our staff is on leave we will secure substitutes to complete their duties. We will inform the families of the substitute staff soon.


New Staff

Oscar Campos: Counselor

Jonathan Sutton: Science Teacher

Kari Bartos: Health Teacher

Dana Karki: Health Teacher


There will be a few additional staff announcements once the staffing process is complete.

Enjoy your weekend!


Sincerely,

Ms. Vimegnon and Ms. Davis

PPS Message: Schedules for the First Two Weeks


Schedules for the First Two Weeks of School
August 21, 2020
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Dear PPS Families,

We want to share more information about the first two weeks of the school year and remind you that they will focus on connection, orientation, and social-emotional support. You can find schedules for our 2020-21 “soft start,” which starts on Wednesday, September 2, by clicking here.

The purpose of the “soft start” schedules is to provide teachers, parents, families, and students with an opportunity to develop relationships, become more familiar with distance learning platforms and tools, and build positive virtual classroom culture. To give students a chance to develop a daily rhythm, a social-emotional learning activity will be included and attendance will be taken each day.

As we start the school year with Comprehensive Distance Learning until at least November 5, you may see terminology that is unfamiliar to you. For clarification about the difference between synchronous and asynchronous instruction, please click here for an explanation and helpful examples.

We expect to have daily schedules for the entire first quarter, by grade level, available to families next week. Please go to pps.net/fall2020 for the latest updates on the opening of the school year and answers to frequently asked questions.

In the meantime, we hope you stay healthy and enjoy the last days of summer break.


Portland Public Schools recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their roles in society. It is the policy of the Portland Public Schools Board of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups on the grounds of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment.



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WEB Leader Message from the Counseling Department

Dear WEB leader:

We are excited to have you participating this year! This is your notice for our next training for WEB Orientation Day. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND ALERT YOUR PARENTS! It is expected for you to be at this training unless you have spoken to Mrs. Goodwin or Mrs. Inman beforehand.

Training Date & Info: Wednesday, August 26: 10:30 AM -12:00 PM in Google, If you need information please reach out to Ms. Inman.


We will be practicing the first day activities, and receiving your lists of 6th graders for you to contact before the first day of school.

If you have not paid $20 for your WEB shirt please pay through School Pay, here is the link: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Beaumont-WEB-Leader-TShirts-20202021/Sptky7

WEB Orientation Day A.K.A the first day of school:: Wednesday, September 2

Great news!!! We will be partnering virtually with Mr. Eltagonde's 6th Grade Gym Classes and Ms. Karki's 6th Grade Health classes to be a part of welcoming 6th graders to Beaumont on their first day of school. You and one or two other WEB Leaders will be paired with a 6th-grade class where you will have a chance to share a fond memory you have of 6th grade, give pointers on how to be successful in middle school, and answer any questions they may have. Please arrive to Google Meets on time or even a little early. We need everyone present to get ready for the big day for 6th graders.


If there has been a change in your decision to participate, please email Paula Inman at pinmanbalanzar@pps.net. Mrs. Goodwin will be on a Leave of Absence until November 16th and Mrs, Inman will be helping out with WEB during her Absence. Mr. Donald Dixon will be Mrs. Goodwin's substitute while she is out, and we are lucky to announce Beaumont has another part-time Counselor, Mr. Oscar Campos. They will be joining the WEB Training on the 26th.


I hope you are enjoying your summer! Rest up for a busy fall with WEB, and be thinking about new, creative ideas for next year.


Sincerely,

Ria Goodwin & Paula Inman

WEB Coordinator WEB Coordinator

PPS Fall Meal Message




Important Information About PPS Meals for Fall
August 19, 2020
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Dear PPS Families,

As you know, Portland Public Schools will begin the school year with Comprehensive Distance Learning until at least November 5 (see pps.net/fall2020 for details). The Nutrition Services department will continue to offer onsite meal distribution. We want to update you on our plans to provide meals for students during this time.

Our summer meal service ends Thursday, August 20, and we will restart meal service on the first day of the new school year, Wednesday, September 2:

  • Where: Meals will be available for pickup outside 38 schools. Click here to see the full list of schools/sites.
  • When: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Other details: Students will receive five days’ worth of meals each week. On Monday, they will get breakfast and lunch for Monday and Tuesday; on Wednesday, they will get meals for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

For families not near a meal pickup location or who need assistance accessing meals, we will be offering an additional service: home delivery of school meals. Nutrition Services will partner with PPS Transportation to deliver breakfasts and lunches directly to homes. If you would like to request a home delivery of meals, please fill out this online form. Please note that deliveries may vary based on the number of requests, and each drop-off may include several days’ worth of meals.

Pickup and delivery of school meals will be free to those eligible for free or reduced lunch, or any student enrolled in a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school (see the Nutrition Services’ Free and Reduced-Price Meals webpage for eligibility information).

For families not eligible for free or reduced meals, each breakfast will cost $1.50, and each lunch will cost $2.90. Families must reapply every school year for free or reduced-priced meals and may apply at any time during the school year.

We will have more information on this, along with an updated list of CEP schools for 2020-21, in the coming days. If you have questions, please contact us at nutritionservices@pps.net or call 503-916-3399.

We look forward to continuing to serve your students this coming school year!

PPS Nutrition Services




Portland Public Schools recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their roles in society. It is the policy of the Portland Public Schools Board of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups on the grounds of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment.

Beaumont Parents for Racial Equity

Here are a few resources and opportunities:


  • NPR's Code Switch podcast recently had an episode discussing collective psychology of the pandemic and its relationship to the uprisings, especially for white people. For those of us who identify as white, it raises deep reflective questions about our authentic commitment to racial equity work.
  • Pacific Education Group-- creators of Courageous Conversations framework & protocol-- has a series of online courses available this summer (most classes are 2 hours and cost $50).
For those of you who identify as white, I hope you're finding ways to feed your stamina for this work. We owe it to our Black and brown neighbors, colleagues, loved ones. We owe it to our children, too.




In solidarity,

Beaumont Parents For Racial Equity

National Coalition for Racial Justice & Equity Anti- Racism Ally Pledge